Superb Regency Rosewood and Brass Mounted Ladies Work Table

No. R16537

A rare and superb example of a Regency period rosewood, brass galleried and inlaid ladies work table in outstanding original condition.

The top lifts and adjusts to a reading slope while also holding closed the two semicircular brass galleried original leather lined compartments (one for sewing implement storage one for writing tools).

 

The adjustable top slides out to reveal the original leather backgammon well while another slide will pull out from underneath (partially as an additional work surface) fully: to slide in where the lift top was, to be a chess board.

At the very bottom is the original bag slide frame (with bag installed: it's to hold the “work-in-progress” sewing).

The entire piece is in rosewood with all the original Ormolu brass mounts in the form of palm leaves, rosettes, beaded edge molding , pierced galleries, and paw feet.

All the Ormolu mounts have been removed and carefully polished and then coated with an 18th century recipe of a redish tint that makes the brass appear gilded (using a magnifying glass - there were remnants of the orignal coating).

This is the most complete & complicated multifunctional work table we’ve had, in remarkable original condition.

 

Reference:  

•  “18th Century English Furniture - The Norman Adams Collection” (page 355)

•  “The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture” by Ralph Edwards (page 612)

•  "Metropolitan Furniture of the Georgian Years"   by F. Lewis Hinkley (plate 143)

  • OriginEnglish
  • CircaEarly 19th Century
  • PeriodRegency
  • MaterialRosewood
  • Height29 1/2 in
  • Width28 1/2 in
  • Depth16 1/4 in
  • Price$13,500.00
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Superb Regency Rosewood and Brass Mounted Ladies Work Table - R16537

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